Rebecca Mason, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Owner & Head Trainer

Rebecca is a teacher first and a dog trainer second. She believes that in order to have a well-behaved dog, it is the owner who must be taught first. Rebecca thrives on interaction with both people and pets and brings passion and determination to her work. She believes that every dog has potential, no matter the age or breed, and that if it can be done, it can be done using positive methods. Rebecca is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and has been training dogs professionally for 15 years. She does not subscribe to the use of force or intimidation and believes that training is about a bond of trust and love between dog and handler. 


Meredith Dempsey CPDT-KA,
Associate Trainer

Within every dog is the potential to be amazing. This is what Meredith loves to teach her clients and friends! Meredith has always surrounded herself with animals.  She spent her younger years volunteering at her local animal shelter where she fell in love with animal rescue and began fostering dogs. Her interests led her to delve deeply into dog training and behavior. In 2015, Meredith managed a doggy daycare where she managed playgroups and learned about dogs’ social behaviors and group dynamics. Meredith is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and is also employed at Shelby Humane Society. She leads WoofPack, their shelter dog training program, and does behavior modification with shelter dogs experiencing issues ranging from extreme fear to reactivity to resource guarding.


Anthony Rodriguez CPDT-KSA,
Associate Trainer

If you love your job, there is no such thing as work, and when it comes to dog training, there are few things Anthony loves more. He believes training needs to be as much fun for the dog as it is for the human and that relationship-building and communication are crucial. When it comes to Anthony, there are absolutely no strangers. He loves making connections with others – both human and canine – and has a calm spirit that even the shyest dog finds welcoming, hence his special interest in working with fearful and anxious dogs.


Caitlin Hoyle,
Associate Trainer

Caitlin has always been a dog person. A former student of Love Them Train Them, her favorite course is Impulse Control because of how fun it is to watch the dogs problem-solve. Caitlin loves watching pet parents’ reactions of pride and joy — and sometimes shock — when their pup masters something new, and knowing she played a small part in that breakthrough. Caitlin is mom to miniature goldendoodle Luna. Don’t tell her husband, but Luna just might be her favorite being on earth! She has enjoyed strengthening their bond and communication skills while taking classes and is excited to now be a part of the team! Caitlin is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and teaches at our Pell City and Vestavia locations.


Ally Gibson,
Associate Trainer

Ally believes the bond between humans and dogs is truly special, and that by learning to understand and properly communicate with dogs, it only gets stronger. Ally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and was mentored at the Huntsville Obedience Training Club and Canine Consultants in Huntsville, where she learned obedience, behavior modification, and canine fitness and conditioning. Ally teaches our Yappy Hour class in Vestavia and our agility classes in Inverness. She is also experienced in training deaf dogs. She has five dogs, Ramona, Tai, Astrid, Sinatra, and Bowie, who is deaf, plus one cat, Kali. Ally and her herding breed pups compete in dog sports and competitions, including agility at the master level. Since 2010 she has volunteered with Pet Partners, visiting hospitals with her corgi Ramona. Ally also fosters dogs with special needs. She feels that helping people better understand how to communicate with their dogs, and watching their faces light up when they hit a breakthrough in training, is such a special feeling.


Brihanna Contreras,
Assistant Trainer

Brihanna first took classes with Rebecca in 2013 and joined Love Them Train Them in 2018. She is also a veterinary technician at Bluff Park Animal Clinic and is mom to 5 dogs, Aminah, Willa, Luna, Lynx, and Pongo, and 2 cats, Joplin and Cy. Brihanna is passionate about rescue and spends her free time working with Steel City Cat Rescue. Brihanna loves helping with tricks class and enjoys watching timid dogs gain confidence. Her favorite thing about training is seeing the difference in the owner’s knowledge and ability from week 1 to week 6 and watching them learn to problem-solve.